San Diego Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Guilty to Bringing Cocaine to Jail

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Sheriff deputy’s patch. Photo credit: OnScene.TV

A San Diego County sheriff’s deputy who had cocaine in his car at a county jail pleaded guilty this week to a felony count of possessing drugs on jail property.

Allen Wereski, 49, was arrested earlier this year on allegations of bringing drugs to the Vista Detention Facility.

Sheriff’s officials did not immediately respond for comment on Wereski’s current status with the department, but following his arrest in February, the department said he was suspended without pay.

Wereski remains out of custody pending his January sentencing hearing.

His arrest was the second of a San Diego County Sheriff’s deputy this year related to drugs. Cory Richey, a deputy who stole prescription medication from a drop-off box at a patrol station, later pleaded guilty and was sentenced last month to two years of probation.

— City News Service